Matthew Doyle

Research Associate (2013-2020)

Current Position: TBD

As a research associate, Matthew oversaw the cardiovascular biomechanics research projects in the lab. The overall goal of these research projects is to apply engineering principles to clinical research problems in cardiology, cardiac surgery, and vascular surgery to improve patient outcomes.

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Andrew Michalak

Research Associate (2019-2020)

Current Position: Battery systems engineer at Hexagon Purus, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Andrew was a research associate at ATOMS Lab, University of Toronto. His research  focused on the characterization, simulation and construction of cylindrical cell battery packs for electric vehicles.

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Ramin Mardani

MASc Student (2018-2020)

Current Position: Data analyst at Voices.com, London, Canada

Ramin was an MASc student at ATOMS Lab, University of Toronto. His research was focused on modeling and implementation of the wall functions in the bioreactor for tissue-engineered tracheas.

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Chi Shu

Visiting Student (2019-2020)

Current Position: TBD

Chi Shu is a visiting graduate student from Sichuan University, West China School of Medicine. His research focused on the hemodynamic changes in vascular diseases, especially the effect of type II endoleak on the aneurysm wall and stent graft post endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR).

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Alessia Di Nardo

Summer Student (2018-2020)

Current Position: Undergraduate Student at McMaster University

Alessia was a summer undergraduate student at ATOMS lab. Alessia’s project involved the use of finite element analysis to model the surgical repair strategies used to treat Tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart defect. 

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Anthony Podgorsak

MASc Student (2018-2020)

Current Position: PhD Student at ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Anthony was a MASc student at ATOMS Lab, University of Toronto. His research focused on the computational optimization and physical validation of a minimally invasive cavopulmonary device for use in patients with failing Fontan circulations. 

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Armin Taheri

PhD Student (2014-2019)

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow at ATOMS Laboratory, Toronto, Canada

Armin was a PhD student at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto. His research interests were modelling and optimization of thermal/fluid flow systems, nanoscale heat transfer and applied mathematics. His research focused on heat transfer in 2D nanomaterials.

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Alba Marin

PhD Student (2017-2019)

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow at ATOMS Laboratory, Toronto, Canada

Alba was a graduate student in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering. She was also a team member working on a bioreactor for tissue-engineered tracheas, in collaboration with Dr. Tom Waddell’s group at Toronto General Hospital. 

Kshitij (Tij) Gupta

MASc Student (2017-2019)

Current Position: Software Engineer- Thermal Electrification at General Motors Toronto, Canada

Tij was a MASc student in Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto. His work at ATOMS Lab focused on design and optimization of battery thermal management systems for electric vehicles.

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Hankyu (Hank) Lee

MASc Student (2017-2019)

Current Position: Research Assistant at University of Toronto

Hank was a MASc student in Mechanical Engineering. His work at ATOMS Lab involved designing a second generation trachea bioreactor and thermal management of the Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion (EVLP) Device.

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Scarlett (Zhixuan) Zhou

Undergraduate Student (2018-2019)

Current Position: MSc student at Imperial College London, London, UK

Scarlett was an undergraduate student in the lab during summers 2018 and 2019. Her project was focused on building a semi-automated Solidworks library of commercial stent graft models for simulation purposes regarding stent graft vascular alignment.

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Ana Gloria Angulo

Visiting Student (2019)

Current Position: IT Trainee at Tata Consultancy Services, Guadalajara, Mexico

Ana was a visiting summer student from Tecnologico de Monterrey (Guadalajara, Mexico), where she was majoring in Biomedical Engineering. At ATOMS Lab, she worked on CFD simulations of blood flow in the aorta and renal arteries of patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms. 

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Iris Pereira

MEng Student (2018-2019)

Iris was a MEng student in Mechanical Engineering. She worked at ATOMS Lan on a CFD-based assessment of rotor attachments on horizontal axis wind turbines.

Helen Genis

Summer Student (2017, 2018, 2019)

Current Position: MD Candidate, University of Toronto

Helen was a summer student at ATOMS Lab for three consecutive years. She worked on modelling and simulating fenestrated aortic stent graft deployment to determine the factors that induce their rotation.

Elyar Abbasi Bavil

MASc Student (2017-2019)

Current Position: MD Candidate, University of Toronto

Elyar was an undergraduate thesis student and then a MASc student. His research at ATOMS Lab involved understanding the impacts of Fontan procedure on liver perfusion using lumped parametric models and real clinical data.

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Omri Tayyara

MEng Student (2017-2018)

Current Position: PhD Candidate, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Omri was a MEng student at the Mechanical and Inductrial Engineering department. He conducted research in CFD modeling of turbulent downstream wakes propagated by large scale wind turbines; and the development of quadrotor drone system for the application of measuring wind data for on and offshore wind farms.

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Enrico Antonini

PhD Student (2014-2018)

Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Stanford University, Stanford, California

Enrico was a PhD student and Postdoctoral Fellow at ATOMS Lab, University of Toronto. His areas of expertise were modeling, CFD, control and optimization of fluid flow systems. He conducted research on wind energy to improve models for wake effect predictions and maximize energy production from wind farms.

Sean Crawford

PhD Student (2014-2018)

Current Position: Vascular Surgery Resident at University of Toronto

Sean was an IBBME PhD student. His research at ATOMS Lab was focused on the causative factors of fenestrated endograft rotation as well as the development of novel techniques for minimally invasive repair of complex aneurysms. He was part of the clinician investigator and surgeon scientist programs at the University of Toronto.

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Tianyi (Summer) Xia

MEng Student (2016-2018)

Current Position: Data Analyst at Drone Delivery Canada

Summer was a MEng student. Her research at ATOMS Lab focused on 3D fluid simulations of aorta with branches to understand post-surgical complication of aneurysm repair. 

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Jianbin (David) Lu

Summer Student (2017)

Current Position: MEng Student in Financial Engineering at University of Toronto

David was an undergradture summer student in Mechanical Engineering. His work at ATOMS Lab focuses on modelling and simulation of the cooling and heating system of an electric vehicle battery pack.

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Jonathan Adams

MEng Student (2017-2018)

Current Position: Medical Technology Innovation Intern at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, Canada

Jonathan was a MEng student at the ATOMS Lab. He worked on Testing and Validation of Medical Device Prototypes in Mock Circulatory Loop

Tooba Ahmad Sheikh

Undergrad Thesis Student (2017-2018)

Current Position: Control System Engineering at General Motors

Tooba was an undergradaute Mechanical Engineering thesis student. Her research at ATOMS Lab focused on optimizing the thermomechanical design of a battery module by maximizing heat dissipation from lithium cells, using CFD simulations and optimization methods.

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Tianhao (Thomas) Chen

Undergrad Thesis Student (2017-2018)

Current Position: MASc Student at the University of Toronto

Thomas studied Biomedical Systems Engineering under the Division of Engineering Science and he joined ATOMS lab to conduct his undergraduate forth year thesis project. He worked on characterization of frictional and mechanical properties of marketed stent grafts and their delivery systems.

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Song Yi (Dawn) Lin

Undergrad Thesis Student (2017-2018)

Current Position: PhD Student at McMaster University

Dawn  was an undergradaute Mechanical Engineering thesis student at ATOMS Lab. She worked on designing protocols for testing the mechanical properties of stent grafts

Juan Stockle

PhD Student (2013-2018)

Current Position: Assistant Professor at at Universidad Diego Portales, Chile

Juan was a PhD student in Mechanical  Engineering. His research project at ATOMS Lab focused on the understanding of blood flow through devices used for endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

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Ryan Sanford

MASc Student (2015-2017)

Current Position: MD Candidate at Queen’s University

Ryan was a MASc student in Mechanical Engineering. He worked at ATOMS Lab on simulations of fenestrated aortic stent graft deployment in order to determine the factors that induce their rotation. This work was carried out in conjunction with Dr. Thomas Forbes of the Department of Vascular Surgery at Toronto General Hospital.

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Ruslan Khamedov

Visiting Student (2017)

Current Position: Mechanical Engineering Student, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

Ruslan was a undergraduate visiting student from Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan), where he was majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He worked on optimization of wind farms layout,  specifically CFD modelling of wind turbines.

Gabrielle Sebaldt

Summer Student (2016, 2017)

Current Position: Systems Engineer – Robotics and Controls at Auris Health, Inc, Stanford, California

Gabrielle was a summer student for two consecutive years. She worked at ATOMS Lab on the design and construction of a mock circulatory flow loop to test a novel bridge-to-transplant cannula device for patients with Fontan circulation.

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Danyal Rehman

Research Volunteer (2016-2017)

Current Position: PhD student at MIT, Mechanical Engineering, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Danyal was an undergraduate Research Volunteer. His research at ATOMS entailed wind farm layout optimization in complex terrain via computational fluid dynamics, numerical modelling, and nonlinear optimization methods.

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Carlos Da Silva

PhD Student (2012-2016)

Current Position: Research Associate, ATOMS Laboratory, Toronto, Canada

Carlos was a PhD student in the lab 2012-2016. His research focused on predicting phonon properties and thermal conductivities of 2D materials using atomistic simulation techniques in combination with statistical thermodynamics formulations.

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Harmit Komal

MEng Student (2015-2016)

Current Position: Project Manager at Public Services and Procurement Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Harmit was a MEng student in Mechanical Engineering. Her research at ATOMS Lab focused on computational mechanics paired with energy and sustainability studies. She focused on modelling of wind turbine wakes on complex terrain using CFD techniques. 

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Khashayar Shojaei-Asanjan

Summer Student (2016)

Current Position: MASc Candidate, University of Toronto

Khash was a Summer Student. His research at ATOMS Lab involved designing a second generation trachea bioreactor and thermal management of the Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion (EVLP) Device.

Jim Kuo

PhD Student (2012-2016)

Current Position: Assistant Professor at California State University, Los Angeles

Jim was a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering. His research at ATOMS Lab focused on optimization of wind farm layouts.

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Andrei Saikouski

Undergrad Thesis Student (2016)

Current Position: Blockchain Technical Lead at IBM, Toronto, Canada

Andrei was an undergradaute Engineering Science thesis student. His work at ATOMS Lab focused on predicting phonon thermal transport using molecular dynamics simulation techniques.

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Aditya Dhoot

MASc Student (2014-2016)

Current Position: Software Engineer at PathAI, Boston, Massachusetts

Aditya was a MASc student in Mechanical Engineering. His research at ATOMS Lab was in the areas of wind farm layout optimization, operations research, and machine learning. 

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David Guirguis

MASc Student (2014-2016)

Current Position: PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

David was a MASc student in Mechanical Engineering. His research at ATOMS Lab involved wind farm layout optimization and thermal management of high power-density inverters and packaging of power electronics.

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Ping Gu

Undergrad Thesis Student (2015)

Current Position: Supply Chain Management Analyst at Jet.com, Jersey City, New Jersey

Ping was an undergradaute Engineering Science thesis student. His thesis project at ATOMS Lab focused on simulations of wind turbine wakes.  

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Wendy Xiang

Undergrad Thesis Student (2015)

Current Position: Desing specialist at TELUS, Toronto, Canada

Wendy was an undergradaute Engineering Science thesis student. Her thesis project at ATOMS Lab focused on energy systems modelling and optimization under uncertainty.

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Sami Yamani Douzi Sorkhabi

MASc Student (2013-2015)

Current Position: PhD Candidate at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Sami was a MASc student in Mechanical Engineering. His research at ATOMS Lab focused on wind farm layout optimization. 

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Fernan Saiz

Postdoctoral Fellow (2014-2015)

Current Position: Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at INSTITUT DE CIÈNCIA DE MATERIALS DE BARCELONA (ICMAB-CSIC)

Fernan was a Postdoctoral Fellow in ATOMS Lab. His research at ATOMS Lab focused on nanoscale thermal transport using molecular dynamics simulations. 

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Fabian Alvarado

MEng Student (2015)

Current Position: Acoustics and Vibration Specialist at Wood, Toronto, Canada

Fabian was a MEng student in Mechanical Engineering. His research on modelling hemodynamics of healthy and failing Fontan circulations for designing novel cannula-pump systems at the ATOMS Lab was in collaboration with Toronto General Hospital and SickKids Hospital.

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Michael Lancaster

Summer Student (2015)

Current Position: UI Web Engineer, Chicago, Illinois

Michael was a summer student. His research at ATOMS Lab focused on determining the coefficient of friction between stent grafts and their deployment sheaths used in fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR).

Wanyu Zhang

Undergrad Thesis Student (2015)

Current Position: Machine Learning Engineer at Intuit, San Francisco, California

Wanyu was was an undergradaute Engineering Science thesis student. Her thesis project at ATOMS Lab focused on computational fluid dynamics model of a novel cannula for failing Fontan circulation. 

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Francisco Contreras

MASc Student (2013-2015)

Current Position: Mechanical Engineer at H.H. Angus & Associates Ltd., North York, Ontario

Francisco was a MASc student in the Mechanical Engineering. His research at ATOMS Lab focused on the optimization of Hybrid Power Systems for distributed electricity generation in remote communities. 

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Carlos A. Morillo Guzmán

Visiting Scholar (2014)

Current Position: Research Engineer, Universitat Politecnica de Catalanya, Barcelona, Spain

Carlos was a visiting Ph.D. student from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and CIMNE, Spain. His research at ATOMS Lab focused on Robust Multi-Objective Metamodel-Based Design Optimization of Advanced Composite Structures. 

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Masha Itkina

Undergrad Thesis Student (2014)

Current Position: PhD Candidate, Stanford University, San Francisco, California

Masha was was an undergradaute Engineering Science thesis student. Her work at ATOMS Lab focused on investigating the effect of vessel tortuosity on fenestrated stent graft rotation. 

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Julia Sborz

Undergrad Thesis Student (2014)

Current Position: Engineering Assistant at Ecoa Energias Renováveis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Julia was an exchange undergradaute thesis student from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). Her thesis project at ATOMS Lab focused on atomistic computational simulations of nanoscale heat tranfer in 2D materials.

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Weiguan Huang

PhD Student (2011)

Weiguan was a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering. His research project at ATOMS Lab focused on two-phase flow simulation in fuel cells using the Lattice Boltzmann Method.

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Amy Wong

MEng Student (2013)

Current Position: Control System Specialist at Pratt & Whitney Canada, Toronto, Canada

Amy was a  MEng Student. She worked at ATOMS Lab on wind farm optimization, focusing on CFD simulations and the analysis of wake models.

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Michelle (Dao) Gu

Summer Student (2013)

Current Position: MASc Student at Stanford University

Michelle was a summer student in Engineering Science. She worked at ATOMS Lab on wind turbine optimization project

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Aditi Joshi

MEng Student (2013-2014)

Current Position: Senior Energy Engineer at Amgen, Los Angeles, California

Aditi was a MEng student. She worked at ATOMS Lab on techniques to improve the accuracy of wind turbine wake modelling using CFD numerical analysis. Her research contributed towards establishing a framework for optimization of wind farm layouts. 

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Inderraj Singh Grewal

Undergrad Thesis Student (2013)

Current Position: Member Of Technical Staff at MDA, Mississauga, Canada

Inderraj was an undergradaute Engineering Science thesis student. His thesis project in ATOMS Lab, in collaboration with Dr. Leonard Tse of Toronto General Hospital, focused on the fixation strength of stent grafts in different configurations. Inderraj worked 

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Huizhe (Lucy) Zhao

Undergrad Thesis Student (2013)

Current Position: Harness Integration Mechanical Engineer at Waymo, Mountain View, California

Lucy was an undergradaute Engineering Science thesis student. She worked at ATOMS Lan on anisotropic porous media to identify a relationship between porosity and permeability at high Reynolds numbers.

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Zimu Zhu

Undergrad Thesis Student (2013)

Current Position: Doctoral Student, Cornell University, New York

Zimu was an undergradaute Engineering Science thesis student. His research project at ATOMS Lab focused on predicting bulk phonon properties using a combination of lattice dynamics and theoretical calculations.

Peter Yun Zhang

MASc Student (2011-2013)

Current Position: Assistant Professor at Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Peter was a MASc student in Mechanical Engineering. His research at ATOMS Lan focused on the optimization of wind farm layouts.

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Samuel Huberman

MASc Student (2011-2013)

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow at Metcalf Lab, Princeton University  

Sam was a MASc student in Mechanical Engineering. His work at ATOMS Lab focused on disruption of superlattice phonons by interfacial mixing. 

Aydin Nabovati

Research Associate, Postdoctoral Fellow (2009-2012)

Current Position: Senior Staff Thermal Engineer at Tesla, Palo Alto, California

Aydin was a Research Associate and a Post-Doctoral Fellow in ATOMS Lab. During his tenure, Aydin’s research focused on computational modelling of transport phenomena in complex engineering systems using conventional and novel physics-based methodologies. 

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Dan Sellan

PhD Student (2007-2012)

Current Position: AVP Strategy, Canada, Sun Life Financial, Toronto, Canada

Dan was a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering. His research at ATOMS Lab focused on  numerical modelling of sub-continuum thermal transport in semiconductor materials using a combination of lattice dynamics calculations and the Boltzmann transport equation (BTE).

Elham Pakseresht

MASc Student (2010-2012)

Current Position: Program Manager at Magna, Toronto, Canada

Elham was a MASc student in Mechanical Engineering. Her research at ATOMS Lab joined the ATOMS lab to pursue her studies and research on thermal conductivity of thin films, and modeling heat transfer in micro and nano-scale devices. 

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Penelope (Wing Yin) Kwong

Undergrad Thesis Student (2012)

Current Position: Aero/Thermodynamics Analyst at Pratt & Whitney Canada

Penelope was was an undergradaute Engineering Science thesis student. She worked at ATOMS Lab on optimization of wind farms.

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Gary Yan

Undergrad Thesis Student (2012)

Current Position: Application Support Engineer at Boyd Corp, Canada

Gary was an undergradaute Engineering Science thesis student. His work at ATOMS Lab focused on multi-objective optimization of wind farms with constraints using a parallel computing approach.

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Joe Turney

PhD Student (2006-2010)

Current Position: Research Associate, United Technical Research Center

Joseph was a Postdoctoral Fellow in ATOMS Lab. His research focused on predicting phonon properties and thermal conductivity using anharmonic lattice dynamics calculations.

Leonard Tse

MASc Student (2008-2010)

Current Position: Vascular Surgeon at WOHS, Toronto, Canada

Leonard was an IBBME MASc stuent. His research project at ATOMS Lab focused on computational fluid dynamics modelling of redundant stent-graft configurations in endovascular aneurysm repair

Lok Ting (Tina) Shek

MASc Student (2011)

Current Position: Research Associate at Techna, RMP UHN, Toronto, Canada

Tina was an IBBME MASc student. Her resreach at ATOMS Lab studied the impact of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) stent graft configurations using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) 

Vivek Mishra

Visiting Scholar (2011)

Current Position: Sr. Process Technology Development Engineer at Intel Corporation

Vivek was a visiting summer student from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, where he was pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. At ATOMS Lab, he developed models for temperature jumps in nanoscale domains

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Ankit Jain

Visiting Scholar (2010)

Current Position: Professor at IIT Bombay, India

Ankit was a visiting scholar from the India Institute of Technology (Kanpur), where he was pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked at ATOMS Lab on prediction of thermal transport in integrated circuits using a combination of continuum and sub-contiuum theory.

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Alanna Yontef

MEng Student, Undergraduate Student (2010-2011)

Current Position: Senior Equity Research Associate at BMO Capital Markets, Toronto, Ontario

Alanna was an undergradute student in Mechanical Engineering. She worked at ATOMS Lab on CFD simulations of  unconventional stent grafts

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Elyad Zahedi

Undergraduate Student (2010)

Current Position: Lead Engineer, Driveline and Suspension Controls, Warren, Michigan

Elyad was an undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering. His work at ATOMS Lab focused on modelling thermal phenomena in nano-structured silicon.